Ishan Shah

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World's first bitcoin ATM to launch this week

A Robocoin ATM that trades hard cash for digital bitcoins launches in Canada<p>The world's first bitcoin ATM will go live in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday.<p>Built by company Robocoin, the ATM will trade the digital currency for cash and vice versa.<p>Bitcoin is the world's most popular electronic currency …

The 1936 book that every business person should read

Strauss Zelnick is chief executive and chairman of the company that makes Grand Theft Auto, BioShock and other cutting-edge videogames. But he says the book that has most influenced him is Dale Carnegie’s 1936 bestseller, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>.<p>“The title is unfortunate because it …

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

Bitcoin Is Changing The World

The story of Napster helps to explain the excitement about Bitcoin, a digital currency, that is based on similar technology. In January a unit of Bitcoin cost around $15 (Bitcoins can be broken down to eight decimal places for small transactions). By the time The Economist went to press on April …

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Nobody Knows If There's A Bitcoin Bubble

It has become almost obligatory for mainstream journalists writing about Bitcoin to describe the currency’s current value as a bubble. It’s widely assumed that the recent increase in the value of a bitcoin, from $13.50 at the start of the year to more than $250 today, must be the result of …

How Manchester United F.C. May Have Lost This Small Business Thousands

This is a story about a mini-cab company in London. And customers. And technology. And Manchester UnitedFootball Club.<p>Although we reside in the U.S., my wife grew up in northwest London and her family still lives there. So for the past 22 years we’ve visited London as a family, to see her family, …

Meet The Influential German Professor Who Wants To Get Rid Of The Euro In Order To Save Europe

Lucke, the leader of Alternative für Deutschland, is on board with the "new approach" the euro zone appears to be taking with bank bailouts in the wake of this week's Cyprus deal that has sent bank stocks in Italy and Spain tumbling.<p>Depositors in the two largest Cypriot banks will take a …

8 Apps That Will Make You Think You Live In The Future

Today there are tons of apps available that can make us feel like we live in the future right now.<p>For example, SpyGlass (seen at right), is an augmented reality compass that's perfect for life off-road.<p>Check out some of the other futuristic apps available now.

The Next 10 Tech Markets That Will Be Worth $1 Billion Or More

And sometimes it takes years — like with the dumb phones that grew like mold from the mid-1990s through the late 2000s.<p>And now, for example, the prevalence of smart mobile devices has spurred the mobile app industry, an entirely new piece of infrastructure which supports thousands of companies and …

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Fight over Internet sales tax intensifies

Consumers used to saving money by not paying sales tax on online purchases may not have that advantage much longer as momentum grows for legislation allowing states to collect taxes on Internet sales<p>WASHINGTON — As the owner of PFI Western Wear in Springfield, Mo., Randy Little gets irked when …

This Guy Wrote A Computer Program To Do His Job For Him

We reached out to a source who created a computer program to do his job for him.<p>He was working at a collection agency, spending loads of time poring over people's information by hand to determine if they owed money. This was a time-consuming process but he saw a way to simplify it.<p>"I wrote a simple …

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How smell might be the next big thing in advertising

Smell-O-Vision may be coming to a billboard near you<p>A team of Japanese researchers has been working on developing a new system, the "smelling screen," that releases scents into the air with directional accuracy. Augmenting our audio-visual experiences with odor isn't a new idea — theaters …

Why 'Making Money' Should Not Be Your Investing Objective

Yippee! The S&P 500 is trading in new high ground. Time to break out the bubbly, right?<p>Not so fast. While it’s fun to watch the media jubilation about the news, it’s more important to step back and consider what this means to your portfolio.<p>First, ask yourself this question: Why are you investing? …

How the US oil, gas boom could shake up global order

Without fanfare, China passed the United States in December to become the world's leading importer of oil – the first time in nearly 40 years that the U.S. didn’t own that dubious distinction. That same month, North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania together produced 1.5 million barrels of oil a day -- …

Meet The Yale MBAs Trying To Tame The Marijuana Industry

As Brendan Kennedy drove to his office in Santa Clara, Calif. one morning in May 2010, he made an impulsive phone call to Michael Blue, a buddy from Yale business school. “I told him he needed to quit his job and join me in a cannabis venture capital firm,” Kennedy remembers.<p>Until that spring, …